John Hoffmire: It's time for candidates to make simplified tax code a priority

Maybe itís time for those running for office to make simplification of the tax code an issue in upcoming elections.

John Florez: Listening is an expression of love

Next time you meet someone, give them the greatest gift you can give anyone — just listen. It’s an expression of love. Read more »

Sept. 26, 2015


Michael Gerson: Francis' State of the Soul address delivers profound personalism

Pope Francis has delivered to Congress his State of the Soul address — historically sophisticated, gracefully appropriate, morally ambitious — and I'm all for making it a yearly ritual,... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


My view: Legacy of Lowell: Honoring Lowell Bennion's lifelong contributions by giving service

Lowell Bennion was called a "model of service" and "Utah’s Mother Teresa." He wrote, “If we thought of life as a gift, we might not demand nearly as much from it." Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


David Blankenhorn: Trump's dangerous vaccination rhetoric

By adroitly probing a genuine fear of vaccinations, Trump is getting the attention he wants but he is also making it more likely that some of our children will contract preventable diseases that... Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


A. Scott Anderson: Let’s make Utah top 10 in education

Our people are Utah's secret sauce for success, and quality education for our young people is the key to Utah's future success. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


My view: Does Romneycare offer any lessons for Utah’s Obamacare Medicaid expansion debate?

Utah legislators would be wise to reflect upon cautionary tales from Massachusetts before considering bringing Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion to the Beehive State. Read more »

Sept. 25, 2015


Jay Evensen: Gas prices are falling again; time to get complacent

When prices rise, Americans demand investigations. When prices come down again, people smile, exhale and act as if they knew all along there was nothing to worry about. Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


My view: Congress must keep its spending promise to Utah taxpayers

Utah’s senators and representatives have to answer this question between now and Sept. 30. By the end of the month, they must pass a federal funding bill for the next year or face a possible... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


Dan Liljenquist: ‘The Donald’ sucks life from GOP presidential field

While I can understand the appeal of Donald Trump to those of us who are frustrated with politics-as-usual in Washington, a Trump presidency would be a certain disaster, leaving this country... Read more »

Sept. 24, 2015


Jay Evensen: Sage grouse controversy has not been settled for good

There are many places difficult to escape, but few compare to the political ground between a rock and a hard place. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


My view: Frightening rise of reality TV politics

The American people deserve, at the least, some attempt by the moderators to have a serious discussion in the presidential election debates. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


Richard Davis: Learning about others’ political views: The case of Liberty University

It is a sign of their intellectual and spiritual maturity that Liberty University leaders do not feel threatened by exposing their students to views different from their own. Read more »

Sept. 23, 2015


Jenet Erickson: Attendees will benefit, learn timeless values from World Congress of Families IX

Next month, Salt Lake City has the rare opportunity of hosting the World Congress of Families IX, which for the first time in its two-decade history will be held in the United States. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015


My view: Medicare is the patriotic, prudent, medically vital thing to do

We need to improve Medicare and provide that to all Americans. It’s the patriotic, prudent and medically vital thing to do. Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015


Derek B. Miller: China's transition to consumer-based economy means good news for Utah

President Xi Jinping of China visits the U.S. this week amid both economic and political turmoil. The answer to these challenges should be continued openness in China for both its markets and its... Read more »

Sept. 22, 2015


Jay Evensen: On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at news of the day. Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015


John Hoffmire: Making toilets 'cool' needs to be major health priority in India

Thanks to the Indian government’s toilet building program, millions of people now have regular access to toilets for the first time. Although this sounds like a tremendous success,... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015


My view: Provider tax good way to expand Utah’s health insurance

The state’s leaders have chosen premium assistance as the preferred route to further expanding health insurance and ensuring access to health care for all Utahns. A provider tax on hospitals,... Read more »

Sept. 21, 2015


Catherine Rampell: The economy was a no-show at GOP debate

To the great disappointment of econo-nerds everywhere, the economy was almost entirely ignored during Wednesday's Republican presidential debate. There was almost nothing on jobs; nothing on... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015


My view: Government single-payer health coverage may be nation’s future

Soon, there will be no one but the government to merge with. If health costs continue spiraling upward, insurers may be forced into a marriage with Uncle Sam. That's a wedding to which no patient... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015


Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Second GOP debate highlights some substance, endless entertainment

It would be really nice if Republicans would rally around a candidate early and focus attacks on Democrats instead of each other, but that would be far too sensible. Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015


Drew Clark: Improving religious freedom must begin with cultivating society's soil

Christians in the Middle East face genocide under the convert-or-die policy of the Islamic State as Christians suffer persecution under aggressive secularism in the West. The common demand is that... Read more »

Sept. 20, 2015


John Florez: Seems like Salt Lake is being 'Aspenized'

Forgotten are the “nuts and bolts” priorities Salt Lake City Council members said residents wanted — to improve public safety, municipal services, street lighting and streets and... Read more »

Sept. 19, 2015


My view: Medicaid expansion in Utah responsibly helps poor, needy

Utah’s version of Medicaid expansion will provide health insurance coverage for Utah’s poor and needy. Most of the cost will be paid for by the federal government with tax money that we... Read more »

Sept. 18, 2015


Greg Bell: The amazing power of kindness

Kindness, courtesy and the expression of human warmth are gifts, precious gems we too seldom meet with. Yet they are easily bestowed. Read more »

Sept. 18, 2015


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